Responses for show #4657 - Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ken Jennings game 75. Nancy Zerg ends Ken's streak.

(Jerry Seinfield: The Seinfeld gang is out of jail--)
(George Costanza: --and coming to Jeopardy!--)
(Cosmo Kramer: --for a category.)
(Elaine Benes: Stay tuned!)

Contestants

David Hankins, a college student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nancy Zerg, a realtor from Ventura, California

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 74-day cash winnings total $2,520,700)

Jeopardy! Round responses

NO SOUP FOR YOU!
(Alex: ...we'll give you a list. You tell us which one is not a popular soup.)
FESTIVUS
THE CONTEST
YADA YADA YADA
A CATEGORY ABOUT NOTHING
SOME BRAINTEASERS ABOUT SEINFELD
(Alex: Now this is in honor of a new DVD release, Volumes I & II featuring all the shows from the first three seasons of Seinfeld.)
    $200 7
mungo

Ken
    $200 12
the Virgin Mary

Ken
    $200 1
a dog

David
    $200 21
love

David
    $200 2
the Soup Nazi

David
    $400 8
billet-doux

Ken
    $400 13
Passover

Ken
    $400 17
California

Nancy
    $400 29
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

(Patrick) Henry

Ken
    $400 22
(Ken: Uh, ¿qué es [*]?)
(Alex: [*]. ¡Sí!)

nada

Ken
    $400 3
a sweater

Ken
    $600 9
(Alex: [*] is a fertilizer.)

poudrette

Triple Stumper
    $600 14
Thanksgiving

Ken
    $600 18
John Ashcroft

Ken
    $600 28
Ford

Ken
    $600 23
zero hour

Ken
    $600 4
the Oxford English Dictionary

David
    $800 10
(Alex: [*] is an Indian dagger.)

kuttar

Triple Stumper
    $800 15
Queen Victoria

Ken
    $3,000 19
(Alex: His home state, you are correct.)

Minnesota

Ken
    $800 27
MacArthur

Nancy
    $800 24
(David: What is hole?)

void

NancyDavid
    $800 5
Larry David

Nancy
    $1000 11
(David: What is bourride?)

rond de jambe

NancyDavid
    $1000 16
Good Friday

Ken
    $1000 20
James Blaine

Triple Stumper
    $1000 26
Edward VIII

Ken
    $1000 25
nonentity

David
    $1000 6
the puffy shirt

Nancy

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ken Nancy David
$1,600 $2,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Nancy David
$10,600 $4,800 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

ZOOLOGY
PRO SPORTS VENUES
FUNNY HATS
PATTON PENDING
GRAB BAG
SLANG
    $400 9
bulls

David
    $400 19
(Alex: [*]. "How-dy!")

Minnie Pearl

Ken
    $400 10
West Point

Ken
    $400 6
Marilyn Monroe

Ken
    $400 1
(Ken: What's a kind of shirt?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Ken: Undershirt?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Ken: [Laughs] Uh, [*]?)
...
(Ken: Is that what the young people are saying?)

sleeveless undershirt (or a tank top)

Ken
    $800 11
(Nancy: What are its eyes?)
(Ken: What are its ears?)

its nostrils

KenNancy
Triple Stumper
    $800 20
the Sorting Hat

Ken
    $800 13
(Ken: What is the triathlon? [Shakes head])
(David: What is a decathlon?)

the modern pentathlon

KenDavid
Triple Stumper
    $800 7
crêpe

Nancy
    $800 2
raspberry

Ken
    $1200 12
one

David
    $1200 28
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]
(Alex: A lot of big sports fans among our contestants, I see. Ken, not a runaway game. He has a $4,400 lead over Nancy. David, unfortunately finishing in the red, you won't be around; so it'll be a 2-person Final Jeopardy! with this category:)

Joe Louis Arena

Triple Stumper
    $1200 21
candles

Ken
    $1200 14
Pershing

Ken
    $1200 8
Newfoundland

Ken
    $1200 3
Jughead

Ken
    $1600 17
the fox

Ken
    $1600 27
Nassau Coliseum

Triple Stumper
    $4,800 22
(Ken: What is a campan?)
(Alex: No. Women would know this--what is [*]?)

a cloche

Ken
    $5,400 15
(Ken: What is...)
(Alex: Hurry.)
(Ken: Verdun?)
(Alex: No, what is [*]? Remember, [*] was encircled by the German forces, and Brigadier General McAuliffe said "Nuts!" in response to the surrender attempt.)

Bastogne

Ken
    $1600 24
topaz

Nancy
    $1600 4
chad

Nancy
    $2000 18
reindeer moss

Ken
    $2000 26
(David: What is Turner Center?)

Turner Field

David
Triple Stumper
    $2000 23
Brunhilde

Ken
    $2000 16
(David: What is France?)

Luxembourg

David
Triple Stumper
    $2000 25
Diaghilev

Ken
    $2000 5
ducat

Nancy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Nancy David
$14,400 $10,000 -$2,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
(Alex: Nancy, you wrote down your response quickly, I thought; I hope you're correct.)
(Nancy: I hope so, too.)
(Alex: You wrote down--What is [*]?. You're right. Your wager? $4,401; taking you up to $14,401. You have a $1 lead over Ken Jennings right now, and his final response was--[amid gasps and ZergCam]--FedEx. His wager was--$5,601. He winds up in second place with $8,799; and Nancy Zerg, congratulations, you are indeed a giant killer! Our new Jeopardy! champion! $14,401! Ken, take a look at the audience! The audience is paying tribute to not only Nancy but to you as well. All good things have to come to an end, don't they? Well, too bad for Ken. But he's going home with a lot of money; $2.5 million. Congratulations, young man. Nancy will be back tomorrow to defend for the first time. We will see her, two new players, and you then. So long, everybody!)

[video of Ken Jennings's loss]
[ZergCam 1]
[ZergCam 2]
NancyWhat is H&R Block?
$4,401
KenWhat is FedEx?
$5,601
H&R Block

Final scores:

Ken Nancy David
$8,799 $14,401 -$2,800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ken Nancy David
$22,400 $10,000 -$2,800
29 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
10 R,
1 W
7 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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